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The U.S. presence and interest in the Middle East.

SS7H2: The student will analyze the continuity and change in S.W. Asia (Middle East) leading to the 21st century. d. Explain U.S. presence and interest in S.W.Asia: include the Persian Gulf conflict, invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
by Felisha Pittman on 18 March 2013

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Transcript of The U.S. presence and interest in the Middle East.

photo (cc) Malte Sörensen @ flickr War in Afghanistan After claiming that Saddam Hussein was developing nuclear weapons and offering aid to terrorist groups like al-Qaeda the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003. The end result, Iraqi's government collapsed, Hussein caught, tried and executed. Persian Gulf War or
Operation Desert Storm U.S. Presence and Interest in the Middle East. SS7H2: The student will analyze continuity and change in S.W. Asia (Middle East) leading to the 21st century. Why was the U.S. interested
in the Middle East or S.W. Asia? Conclusion Occurred because of the threat to the oil supply. The U.N. raised a military force to liberate Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion. There were 6 reasons:
1. War on Terrorism
2.Containing Iran
3.Strong Support of Israel
4.Oil
5.Prevent spread of WMD's
6.Human Rights and Justice Issues As a result of the Sept. 11, 2001
attack on the Twin Towers, the U.S. went to war with Afghan. and captured and killed those
responsible for the 911 attack on the World Trade Center. In May of 2011, Bin Laden was caught and killed. Operation Iraqi Freedom
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